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What is Carols by Candlelight?

On December 24 each year, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl lights up as families and friends gather to celebrate the festive season with performances of their favourite Christmas carols. A crowd of 10,000 are in attendance at the event while many watch from home on Channel 9.

Carols by Candlelight is the largest annual fundraiser for Vision Australia's children's services, with all proceeds from the event supporting services for families and children who are blind or low vision.

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Carols audience and stage at twilight

Who is Vision Australia?

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services. We work with Australians who are blind or have low vision, helping them live the life they choose.

Funds raised from Carols by Candlelight support Vision Australia’s Life Ready Program, which is designed to encourage and support childhood development and the education of children and young people who are blind or have low vision, so they can form strong foundations for life, true meaningful participation and life-long employment.